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Blockchain Summer School

5 days / 10 talks 12 speakers / 3 social events

About the summer school

Blockchain is the biggest challenge faced by antitrust law in the last 20 years. The core features of this technology create numerous issues for our legal systems to the point of endangering them. This is very true for intellectual property law and digital privacy as well. This summer school, a world first, will address all of these challenges from two perspectives: blockchain as the best ally to our legal systems and blockchain as its work enemy. And maybe it’s not all black & white ; )

This summer school is designed for legal experts, including, lawyers, practitioners, master and Ph.D. students (enrolled in a law degree), competition authorities’ case handlers, academics, government representatives, policy officers, judges and anyone interested in understanding how blockchain will challenge our societies as well as our legal systems. Technical knowledge of blockchain is not required (no worries).

Prof. Thibault Schrepel (creator and coordinator of the summer school)

Contact Info

Prof. Thibault Schrepel

t.schrepel@uu.nl

8 – 12 July 2019

Utrecht University

Netherlands

Our Speakers

More to be announced.

Thibault Schrepel

Utrecht University

Steven Nam

Stanford University

Olga Mack

Berkeley University

Catalina Goanta

Maastricht University

Chris Pike

OECD (Senior Competition Expert)

David Saive

Oldenburg University

Alexandra Giannopoulou

University of Amsterdam

Sebastian Louven

Oldenburg University

Riyanka Roy Choudhury

Stanford Law School

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Day 1

8 JULY 2019

Blockchain & antitrust law

(provisional, to be completed)

Talk Prof. Thibault Schrepel, Catalina Goanta & Marieke Hopman

Schedule

09:00-10:00

10:00-11:00

  11:00-12:00

  13:00-15:00     15:00-17:00

Welcome

HISTORY OF BLOCKCHAIN

GENERAL LEGAL ISSUEs 

BLOckCHAIn & CARTELs
BLOCKCHAIN & ABUSE OF DOMINANCE

Day 2

9 july 2019

Blockchain & antitrust law

(provisional, to be completed)

Talk by Chris Pike, Sebastian Louven & David Saive

Schedule

10:00-12:00

  13:00-16:00           18:00

BLOCKCHAIN & ANTITRUST BY DESIGN

THE OECD’S PERSPECTIVE: emerging issues & opportunities for competition policy
BOAT ON tHE cANAL

Day 3

10 july 2019

Blockchain and data protection

(provisional, to be completed)

Talk by Steven Nam (Stanford University)

Schedule

10:00-12:00

13:00-16:00

TBA

TBA

Day 4

11 july 2019

Blockchain and IP law

(provisional, to be completed)

Talk by Olga Mack (Berkeley University)

Schedule

10:00-12:00

13:00-16:00   19:00

tBA

TBA   Diner

Day 5

12 july 2019

Blockchain in practice

(provisional, to be completed)

Schedule

09:30-12:30

blockchain demo in a start-up (Amsterdam)

Our Sponsors

More to be announced.

Interested in sponsoring this summer school? Let’s talk about it (t.schrepel@uu.nl)